Mother’s unconditional Love

My Mom had only one eye. I hated her— she was such an embarrassment. My mom ran a small shop at a flea market. She collected little weeds to sell… anything for the money we needed, she was such an embarrassment.

There was this one day in elementary school; I remember that it was a field day, and my mom came. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school—-” Your mom has only one eye?!” and they taunted me.

I wished that my mom would just disappear from this world so I said to my mom, “Mom, why don’t you have the other eye?! You are only going to make me laughing stock. Why don’t you just die?” My mom did not respond. I felt little bad, but at the same time, I felt good to think that I had said what I’d wanted to say all the time. May be it was because my mom hadn’t punished me, but I didn’t think that I had hurt her feelings very badly.

That night I woke up and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. My mom was crying there, so quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me. I took a look at her, and then turned away. Because of the thing I had said to her earlier, there was something pinching at me in the corner of my heart. I told myself that I have to grow up and become successful, as I hated my mom and our poverty.

I started studying very hard and left my mother. I went to Seoul and studied with lot of confidence and got accepted in the Seoul University. I became successful, got married and had children.

Now I was a very happy and contended man, and the place did not remind me of my mother. This happiness was getting bigger and bigger when all of a sudden someone unexpected came to my house, I was shocked so see that it was my mother, still with one eye and I could not stand her. On her sight my daughter also got scared and ran away from there. I was very angry to see my mom again and that is why I pretended of not knowing who she is and threw her out of my house. Thank God she did not recognize me and I was relieved. I thought I will not think about it, all my life.

One day I got a letter regarding a school reunion and I desperately wanted to go to meet my old buddies. I lied to my wife that I am going for a business trip and I went to my school.

After the function I thought of just going to that dirty shack, my old house, where I lived with my ugly looking mom. As I entered the house I saw my mom was lying dead on the floor and there was this letter in her hands.

I went and took that letter which was written for me, by my mother. She wrote, “My dearest son…I think my life has been long enough now, and I will not visit Seoul any more…but would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come to meet me one in a while? I miss you so much. I was so glad to know that you were coming for the reunion but I decided not to go to the school…For you I am sorry that I have only one eye and I was an embarrassment for you. You know when you were very small, you had met with an accident due to which you lost one eye and I could not watch you grow up with one eye, so I decided to give you one of mine. I wanted you be perfect so that you can live your life with confidence. I was always happy with one eye because my happiness was in you. Sometimes when you were upset and got angry with me I thought it is may be because you love me so much that you can’t see me like this. I always wanted you to be around me as you were my life my only love. I miss you so much. You mean the whole world to me”.

After reading this letter my whole world just shattered!!! I was in deep pain, feeling guilty and embarrassed.

Love your parents, give them all the happiness, be kind to them, respect them, adore them, take care of them, make them feel secure in your presence and never ever leave them alone. You will regret, because, once they are gone, they will never come back.

Source – Some Newspaper

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36 Comments (+add yours?)

    Jan 13, 2012 @ 15:09:37

    Marvelous, pretty touchy everywhere…
    can feel the words.
    OMG terrific post….
    truly mother’s love is unconditional one..
    well said…………..


  2. Maxi Malone
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 17:47:03

    My heart is so broken for the mother … and for the son.

    Blessings – Maxi


  3. khushjenny
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 20:32:34

    It Touched me!!!.. Varun.. Awesome Post !! 🙂


  4. subhorup
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 21:34:09

    Great find. Thanks for sharing.


  5. mj monaghan
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 22:39:50

    Very profound post. Thought-provoking.


  6. Carol's Tips for Empowerment
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 22:49:57

    All I can say is WOW, we never really know how things are in this illusion called Earth! A fantastic reminder, thank you!


  7. Judy
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 01:50:13

    wow… Very good post. One that everyone should read….


  8. sergeimakarenko
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 07:16:30

    What a great post! Thank you for sharing it!


  9. kitty
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 16:28:32

    so touching !


  10. learningandgrowing02
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 19:30:28

    brill post, loved it alot! even though i have heard it b4, it still made me feel imotional. it is truly a good story and it makes you think about your parents and what they have done for you for your whole life. i would like to share my post about mothers and about them, its on…
    please visit and have a look. 😀
    learningandgrowing02. 😉


  11. learningandgrowing02
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 19:32:19

    sorry emotional, not imotional! spelt it wrong then! ;D


  12. lekshmi
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 22:37:21

    you are blessed with the ability of transcending the gap between words and feelings. your writing is truly touching. keep up the good work.


  13. bemoneyaware
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:12:50

    Sometimes it makes sense to know the complete picture. So easily we jump to conclusions..Just wished if mother had told her son earlier about the accident life would have been so different,


  14. jojopant
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 17:35:19

    What a wonderful thing to find and share. Made me cry in the end, maybe because I am like a second mother to my younger sister and younger cousins…..
    Mother’s love is truly truly unconditional…….


  15. lorrelee1970
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 21:23:20

    I’m kind of torn. I feel the love that the mom had for the son, but by telling him upon her death, she destroyed him. I’m sure that wasn’t the intention, but I guess it was a lesson learned from him.


  16. arzvi
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 15:19:18

    Bringing us to our feel. A great post.


  17. Jen
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 19:31:28

    I can totaly attest to how one can regret if they are not thankful enough to their parents!! My personal favorite post! 🙂 it really moved me.


  18. siebenspiegel
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 20:43:26

    somtimes my daughter hate me, because i am alone educating mother, can´t do the same for my daughter as many others here in rich egomanic Europe. but she is my one and only holy biggest love. i keep to be strong for her, to give her power and a good school for her better future. so … i am fighting in politics against the poverty of mothers, fighting for their autonomie worldwide. mothers and children are the pillars of the human world, not the capitalism, not the banking system. thank you for this wonderful post. touches me so deep. LOVE.


  19. T Coleman
    May 10, 2012 @ 22:50:34

    That post was so sad I feel it deep down in my stomach. Yes that was really unconditional love after he continued to treat her that way. WOW! WOW!


  20. Analyn
    May 11, 2012 @ 08:10:32

    Mothers love truly unconditional…they are always there for us nob wat you are….love your mom’s so much and give them respect and unconditional love…


  21. RP Dental Center (@RP_Smiles)
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 09:06:28

    Mother’s love is truly unconditional. Even if rejected by his own son. She would not let them suffer and continue loving them. A very inspirational post. In what newspaper did you get this?


  22. Gulshan
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 22:19:50

    Just so heart touching. Felt myself hanged with mother. She loved. Loved. Loved. Loved. Loved. Kept on loving. And finally………………………. Hope others would learn and NOT be with a bit of that son.


  23. lyn
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 03:36:16

    A mothers love knows no bounds it is about wanting your children to be happy not emotionally blackmailing them or keeping them because u cant live your own life. Makes me mad when some mothers abuse that gift with putting their kids in the lies they have created. Please i cant live my life unless my kids are here grrr. a child is a gift not a possession


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